Sunday, June 25, 2023

Thought for the Day

But I learned there's no shortage of suffering—
that a father's no shield for his child
when life is, in fact, a walk across a field.
~ Tom Sleigh

Quoted from Tom Sleigh, "Apology to My Daughter" in The King's Touch: Poems (Graywolf Press, 2022), p. 63

Tom Sleigh, Poet, Essayist, Dramatist, Academic

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Thought for the Day

To go in search of what once was is to
postpone the difficulty of living with what is.
~ Barry Lopez

Quoted from Barry Lopez, "Port Arthur to Botany Bay" in Horizons (First Vintage Books, 2020), p. 400

Barry Lopez (1945-2020), American Nature Writer, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Humanitarian and Environmentalist

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Thought for the Day

[. . .] we are only as limited as we want to be.
When we define ourselves only by our limitations,
we fail to see what greater things those limitations
are calling us for. [. . .]
~ Joan Chittister

Quoted from Joan Chittister, The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully (BlueBridge, 2008), p. 140

Joan Chittister, Benedictine Sister of Erie, Theologian, Author, Speaker

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Thought for the Day

I believe that love is our greatest and hardest work.
~ Brian Doyle

Quoted from Brian Doyle, "The Sea" in One Long River of Song (Back Bay Books/Little Brown, 2019), p. 35

Brian Doyle (1956-2017), American Writer, Novelist, Nonfiction Writer, Short Fiction Writer, Essayist, Poet; Editor, Portland Magazine